|Almost Human||2014 2013 - 2014||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|Person of Interest||2015 2011 - 2015||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|Believe||2014 2013 - 2014||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|Star Trek: Secrets of the Universe||2013 2012 - 2013||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|What About Brian||2007 2005 - 2007||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|Lost||2004 2004 - 2010||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|Undercovers||2010 2010||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|Star Trek||2009||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|Six Degrees||2007 2006 - 2007||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|Star Wars: Episode VII||2015||Producer||n/a||3|
|Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol||2011||Producer||n/a||3|
|Star Trek Into Darkness||2013||Producer||n/a||3|
|Infinitely Polar Bear||2013||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|Alias||2005 2003, 2005||Associate Producer||n/a||1|
|Alcatraz||2012 2011 - 2012||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|Produced "Super 8"|
|Produced "Star Trek"|
|Joined Gerber Pictures, where he helped develop TNT's Emmy-nominated movie "James Dean."|
|Co-founded production company Bad Robot Productions|
Along with his own credits as a film and television producer, Bryan Burk was Executive Vice President of Bad Robot Productions, which he founded with longtime friend J. J. Abrams. The production company had several high-profile successes in both film and television, but compared to the interview-friendly Abrams, the more retiring Burk remained a somewhat mysterious behind the scenes figure.
As a teenager in Los Angeles, and later while attending film school at the University of Southern California, Burk developed an interest in Super 8 movies. In the 1980s, he heard about another pair of young Super 8 obsessives, J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves, who had not only entered their own films into a Super 8 Film Festival, but had been given the exalted job of restoring and editing the Super 8 films a young Steven Spielberg had made while growing up in Arizona in the 1960s. Burk became fast friends with Abrams and Reeves and has worked closely with both men through their careers; Burk's first screen credit came in 1994 as the producer of Reeves' segment of a low-budget science fiction anthology film, "Future Shock."
Abrams and Burk founded Bad Robot Productions in 2001, after Burk had worked under storied Hollywood producers such as Ned Tanen and John Davis. The company started strong right out of the gate; in its first year, they produced both the successful road-trip thriller "Joy Ride," co-written by Abrams, and the Abrams-created spy fantasy series "Alias" (ABC 2001-06). Burk began working in a more hands-on capacity on "Alias" in 2003, joining the show as an associate producer. As the number two man at Bad Robot, Burk went on to serve as executive producer on all the TV shows the company produced, including Emmy-winning cult favorite "Lost" (ABC 2004-10), including romantic espionage drama "Undercovers" (NBC 2010), science-fiction mindbender "Fringe" (Fox 2008-13), and mysterious crime procedural "Person of Interest" (CBS 2011-).
Bad Robot was equally successful on the big screen, co-producing Abrams' "Mission: Impossible III" (2006) and its follow-up "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" (2011), the live-action directing debut of animation mastermind Brad Bird; Reeves-directed found-footage thriller "Cloverfield" (2008), named for the Santa Monica Freeway exit one takes to get to the Bad Robot offices; and morning news-set romantic comedy "Morning Glory" (2010). In 2011, Bad Robot teamed up with Steven Spielberg to produce "Super 8," Abrams' homage to the 1980s, the Spielberg blockbusters that inspired Burk, Abrams and Reeves, and their own teenage adventures with homemade Super 8 films.
In 2009, Abrams and Burk re-booted the "Star Trek" franchise with a prequel showing how the Enterprise crew first joined forces. Burk claimed he had hoped to create a Star Trek movie that would attract a new and broader audience who, like himself, had not cared for the original TV series (NBC 1966-69) or its previous film installments. The reconceptualization worked, leading to the sequel "Star Trek Into Darkness" in 2013. That same year, it was announced that Abrams would direct the next installment of the iconic "Star Wars" franchise, to be co-produced by Bad Robot.
|University of Southern California|
|On his relationship with J.J. Abrams: "We've been friends since it's going on like 25 years because we made movies when we were kids and I was one of those kids who made Super 8 movies when I was a kid...and really only started getting to be better friends after college when he was done. But suffice it to say, we'd always been friends and did not actually start working together until "Alias"...And so J.J. asked me in kind of the middle of season 1 of "Alias" if I would come in and help him block cuts and I didn't know what the h*ll I was doing. I had no interest in television but you know, your friend's asking. So I thought I would go in and I ended up staying...And it wasn't until after "Alias" was done and "Lost" was up and running that we had made a deal for television at Warner Brothers and a deal for features at Paramount and really kind of set up the company as we had always talked about." (2009) http://collider.com/entertainment/interviews/article.asp?aid=11851&tcid=1|
|On "Star Trek"(2009): "I didn't watch the series at all. J.J. references me always at the other end of the spectrum as the dumb guy. Okay? Who's never seen I didn't see any of them, but there was a reason why I never watched it and we grew up on all the same things which were "Twilight Zone" and all those shows...[but]you suddenly realize you're working on something that was so iconic in your childhood, even for me. Like all those terms. I remember it all and the idea that now you're being allow to make it is very crazy." (2009) http://collider.com/entertainment/interviews/article.asp?aid=11851&tcid=1|
|Children's Defense Fund - hosted Coach's 3rd Annual Evening of Cocktails and Shopping to Benefit the Children's Defense Fund.|
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